Rethinking the sociolinguistic “local”

Examples from Tanzania

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Abstract

Drawing on examples from Tanzania, I question the sociolinguistic notion of "local". In an age of online-offline communicative economies, the "local" is shot through with nonlocal features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage and culture on the margins
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal/local interactions
EditorsSjaak Kroon, Jos Swanenberg
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages12-26
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351244350
ISBN (Print)9780815373025
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2018

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Keywords

  • Sociolinguistics
  • digital culture
  • Tanzania
  • Swahili
  • English
  • globalization

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Blommaert, J. (2018). Rethinking the sociolinguistic “local”: Examples from Tanzania. In S. Kroon, & J. Swanenberg (Eds.), Language and culture on the margins: Global/local interactions (pp. 12-26). London: Routledge.
Blommaert, Jan. / Rethinking the sociolinguistic “local” : Examples from Tanzania. Language and culture on the margins: Global/local interactions. editor / Sjaak Kroon ; Jos Swanenberg. London : Routledge, 2018. pp. 12-26
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Language and culture on the margins: Global/local interactions. ed. / Sjaak Kroon; Jos Swanenberg. London : Routledge, 2018. p. 12-26.

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